When Coffee Doesn’t Cut It

When you’re tired and worn out where do you get your energy from? Number one answer I’ve heard so far is…coffee! As Christians in particular, a large part of our faith life is giving. Sacrificing for the benefit of our brothers and sisters in the faith, showing mercy and compassion, giving to the poor and…

Will you accept the challenge?

Do you like learning? Knowing you, there will be a number of different answers to that question, like: yes, I love learning, no, not really, learning is too much like school, or I like learning new things but by watching the history channel, working on engines, or reading books. The great thing of about learning…

Follow Me?

Our Gospel reading this Sunday from Mark 1:21-28 shows Jesus commanding a demon that had possessed a man to come out, and it did. The demon did not have any choice in the matter. Jesus has given to us a number of commands as well, commands just as sure as the one given to the…

It’s Jesus in the Years

When I would drop my kids off at school there was a jeep in the parking lot that had this message on it. It’s the life in the years. It comes from the saying- “it’s not the years in a life but the life in the years.” I like the message, in part. It is…

How to keep Christmas all year long

“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! That is probably one of the most famous lines from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. That is next to one of my all-time…

Sad Christmas

For many close to me this is a sad Christmas. Loved ones have recently gone to be with the Lord, loved family members are ill and declining, memories of the past and happier moments keep turning up. For many this is a sad Christmas. Sharing Sadness? Sometimes we want to share our sadness with friends…

Killer Christmas

Did you know that during the Christmas season you are 14% more likely to die than in any other season of the year? I listened to this report on the raido that reported a portion of these deaths are weather related either in accidents or from the cold but the vast majority of this percentage…

The Surprising Perfect Gift that’s Completely Free

Merry Christmas! I simply cannot believe this is the last week before Christmas Day on Monday! As you are making all of those last minute preparations, make sure you take care of yourself and take care of the people around you, don’t stress out about what really doesn’t matter but focus on sharing the love…

Wrap them up this Christmas

  It’s not quite time yet, but have you thought about how you’re going to wrap all of your Christmas presents this year? I keep thinking about a holiday party my son went to and they wrapped each other up in toilet paper from head to toe! Usually, when we think about wrapping our Christmas…

The Perfect Present

Time and time again, this scenario plays itself out during the holidays … Maybe it’s someone that was working a lot of hours during the year and neglected family time, or someone whose hobbies and other interests were more important than being there with the kids, or like on a hallmark tv show, maybe its a…

Say “Merry Christmas!”

It might seem early but why not?! Merry Christmas! So…I wanted to be the first to wish you a merry Christmas as we begin our holy season of Advent, preparing our hearts and minds to meet Jesus once again as a baby in the manger. Those simple two words, Merry Christmas are ones that you…

How To Show Genuine Love Like Jesus

“If it was Jesus’ pee and poop on the ground I would clean it up for him”. A dear friend of mine once said that to me when she was struggling with some care taking duties for an elderly relative. If it was Jesus’ pee and poop I would clean it up, becasue it’s Jesus…